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Tiger Tiger Burning Bright (William Blake)

Stringsinger 06 Dec 09 - 12:57 PM
Bonnie Shaljean 06 Dec 09 - 12:59 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 06 Dec 09 - 01:31 PM
Geoff the Duck 06 Dec 09 - 02:09 PM
semi-submersible 06 Dec 09 - 05:41 PM
The Borchester Echo 06 Dec 09 - 05:45 PM
Bat Goddess 06 Dec 09 - 06:53 PM
GUEST,Alfred 05 Oct 14 - 06:57 PM
Bill D 05 Oct 14 - 07:03 PM
GUEST,Janet 05 Oct 14 - 09:40 PM
Airymouse 06 Oct 14 - 09:11 AM
voyager 06 Oct 14 - 10:45 AM
Steve Gardham 06 Oct 14 - 10:50 AM
GUEST,Ron Harris 02 Aug 17 - 05:40 PM
Joe Offer 10 Jan 22 - 05:46 PM
Helen 10 Jan 22 - 06:48 PM
GUEST,Lin 11 Jan 22 - 07:44 PM
voyager 12 Jan 22 - 09:59 AM
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Subject: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: Stringsinger
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 12:57 PM

Desiree and Tiger were lovers,
Lordy how they were grim.
He beat the hell out of golf clubs.
She beat the hell out of him.

He was her man, but he was puttin' around.

Some say he was just crazy,
Others say he was nuts.
He got confused in his playing
Mixed up his puts with his putz

He was her man, but he scored too many holes.

Bring out your rubber tired golf carts
Bring out your irons and woods.
Hang on to your balls and your putters
If you want to deliver the goods

He was her man but his iron was too long.


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 12:59 PM

LOL !


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 01:31 PM

Garbage. Their problems are their own.


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 02:09 PM

Tiger Burning Bright?



Will someone put the cat out???

Quack!
GtD.
p.s. Is that why they needed the fire hydrant?


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: semi-submersible
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 05:41 PM

CBC Radio's "Content Factory" did a full-length parody of William Blake's Tyger (on The Current Dec 4, I think). I laughed. "When papparazi threw their spears..." I believe you can hear it free from somewhere around cbc.ca/podcasts. The refrain includes:

What immoral hand on thigh
Could frame thy lack of alibi?


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: The Borchester Echo
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 05:45 PM

I wonder if Ashley 'Tyger' Hutchings will cover it?


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 06 Dec 09 - 06:53 PM

Tigers, Tigers burning bright
In the ball parks of the night
Your pitching's fair, your field adroit,
So why no pennants for Detroit?

You blaze around the big league parks
With bats that fairly give off sparks,
But when they total up the score...
You've lost again to Baltimore.

The Cleveland Indians go to work.
They beat you good; so does New York.
When Boston adds a mortal blow,
All you can shout's "Look out below!"

Tigers, Tigers, burning bright
In the ball parks of the night.
Someday the fans will get their fill
And ship the team to Louisville.

(Mad Magazine, circa 1961)


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: GUEST,Alfred
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 06:57 PM

While in first place
And sitting pretty
You blow four games
At Kansas City


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 07:03 PM

All downhill after George Kell...........


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: GUEST,Janet
Date: 05 Oct 14 - 09:40 PM

Many, many years ago in the 1960's there was an episode of American TV program called, "Dr. Kildare" staring Richard Chamberlin as the doctor in this weekly series. I was just a kid but watched the show with my parents. (thought Dr. Kildare was soooo cute)and asked my parents to take me to a doctor when I grew up that looked like Dr. Kildare. (ha, ha, didn't happen.)
Well one episode (I don't know or recall why it was recited) but this wonderful poem, "Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright" was read on this program one night. I still remember hearing this poem as a little girl from that TV program. Could be my father loved poetry and although he had never read that poem to me, he read many poems to me and so my love for poetry began early on.


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: Airymouse
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 09:11 AM

I remember this poem from school too, but I got hung up on "fearful symmetry." How could symmetry be full of fear? It just didn't make any sense.


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: voyager
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 10:45 AM

Like this thread. I am doing a story telling bit on 'Not the Tiger' this month. Might borrow a line or two. Here's one punchline -

What's an 'Arnold Palmer' drink?
   A - Ice tea and lemonade

What a 'Tiger Woods' drink?
   A- An order of 17 ice teas, but you only have one skinny little
      straw


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 06 Oct 14 - 10:50 AM

FWIW, I bloody hate this poem! They blare it out recited very dramatically accompanied by Star Wars type music at the beginning of Hull City home matches where it couldn't be more incongruous. It makes me cringe everytime I hear it.


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
From: GUEST,Ron Harris
Date: 02 Aug 17 - 05:40 PM

Tigers, Tigers, burning bright
In the ball parks of the night
Your pitching's fair,your fields adroit
So why no pennants for Detroit?

You blaze around the big league parks
With bats that fairly give off sparks
But when they total up the score...
You've lost again to Baltimore.

While in first place
And sitting pretty
You blow four games
At Kansas City

The Cleveland Indians go to work
They beat you bad; so does New York
When Boston adds a mortal blow
All you can shout's "Look out below!"

Tigers, Tigers, burning bright
In the ball parks of the night
Some day the fans will get their fill
And ship the team to Louisville.


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Subject: ADD: thye Tiger/Tyger (William Blake)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 05:46 PM

Joe - do cleanup

THE TIGER
(William Blake, 1757-1827)

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

And what shoulder and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? what the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dread grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

When the stars threw down their spears,
And water'd heaven with their tears,
Did He smile His work to see?
Did He who made the lamb make thee?

Tiger, tiger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?



https://www.bartleby.com/101/489.html

I was born in Detroit and I've been a Tiger fan since I was four years old, but I'll leave the baseball references to better minds.


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright (William Blake)
From: Helen
Date: 10 Jan 22 - 06:48 PM

Note to self, Joe? LOL


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright (William Blake)
From: GUEST,Lin
Date: 11 Jan 22 - 07:44 PM

I do,remember this poem by William Blake being read on the TV show, "Dr. Kildaire." Not sure how it fit into that episode but it was a very good TV weekly program. Richard Chamberlain was the star actor in this program. Maybe I'll have to look it up on Youtube to see if I can even find this episode (1960's TV).
Not sure it was ever aired on TV outside of USA though.
I was just a kid when it was on TV.


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright (William Blake)
From: voyager
Date: 12 Jan 22 - 09:59 AM

Not the Tiger - A New Age Parable

and another Tiger, Tiger golfing poem

Tiger, tiger ball in flight
Down the fairway, out of sight.
Arcing high above the trees,
Hit with grace from yonder tee.

To reach the green on such a drive
Would be the dream of man alive.
If only true or yet begun
The ball should land a hole in one!

What the glory, what the sound,
The crowd will roar and cheers abound,
When through the air, thy ball shall fly
To break a window way up high?

Crash and shatter, smash the glass,
200 yards down fairway grass.
Applause recedes and stares go round;
You've reached your peak, a golfing clown!

next year, he vowed to improve...
voyager


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Subject: RE: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright (William Blake)
From: RTim
Date: 13 Jan 22 - 02:38 PM

Of course Blake actually wrote - The Tyger...
ie.
Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?


Tim Radford


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